We stayed at this hotel in mid-January having arranged a holiday through Thomsons and were delighted with our choice. Our first time in Madeira and the hotel was ideally placed to the western edge of Funchal. The hotel operates a courtesy coach service to Funchal and back running at approx 45 minute intervals although not in the evenings. It is however only a 30 minute brisk walk from the hotel into Funchal and perhaps a little longer on return as this is uphill.
As a suite hotel the rooms are excellently equipped with a small kitchenette including microwave, 2 plate cooker and fridge together with all necessary crockery, utensils etc. Beds are extremely comfortable, bathroom is on small side but adequate and there is a good sea facing balcony with table and chairs. You have access to a number of restaurants in the hotel complex and the Italian is particularly recommended. Both indoor and outdoor pools together with a range of other activities and some good evening entertainment. An excellent additional touch was a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to our room on the day of a birthday by the hotel.
The gardens of the hotel complex are a delight and very well kept.
Thoroughly recommended and we will not hesitate to use the hotel if we return to Madeira.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Divided into studios, superior studios, junior suites and suites, this four star hotel's 146 spacious rooms have been redecorated with textiles in warm pastel colours, completely new furniture and LCD televisions. The kitchenettes have been completely renovated and are equipped with a stove, fridge and microwave oven. The Suite Hotel Eden Mar belongs to the Vila Porto Mare resort, and shares facilities which are also common to other outlets – Hotel Porto Mare and The Residence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Suite Hotel Eden Mar (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal
- Suite Hotel Funchal
- Eden Mar Madeira